Mar 7, 2017
Schooner CovePicture by W.R. Chinn


The Schooner Cove Yacht Club is situated between Nanaimo and Parksville, on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Members of Schooner Cove enjoy racing and cruising for twelve months of the year.

Racing is a great way to learn about the intricacies and joy of sailing. Their inclusive racing program welcomes all sailors, whether novice or experienced. You'll find competitive series and regattas as well as fun racing.

SCYC has an active social program and features casual activities on the dock and organized events. The Speaker Series engages members through presentations and discussions on a wide range of boating topics.

Members join SCYC cruises to experience the best of the coastal waters and enjoy the camaraderie of cruising with a group.. SCYC has a large reciprocal program with many other yacht clubs.

SCYC Cruising Stations has a new Cruising Station at John Henry’s Resort & Marina

One of the key benefits as a member of Schooner Cove Yacht Club is access to limited free moorage at each of their five Cruising Stations. Cruising Stations include Genoa Bay Marina, Ladysmith Maritime Society Community Marina, Garden Bay Hotel And Marina (Located In Pender Harbour), John Henry's Resort And Marina (also located in Pender Harbour) and Gorge Harbour Marina Resort on Cortes Island.

 

Cowichan Bay to Genoa Bay – Almost the Gulf Islands

Cowichan Bay to Genoa Bay – Almost the Gulf Islands

 By Catherine Dook

“So you’re going offshore to Genoa Bay,” said an old salt at coffee that morning. Genoa Bay was 15 minutes away from our homeport of Cowichan Bay and hardly counted as offshore, but it was our first destination that fall. The fog had socked us in all that morning, so John and I drank coffee and gossiped with the neighbours while waiting for the weather to lift. We’d provisioned with cans of chilli, a sack of apples, and tanks full of water. We’d tested the engine and the anchor winch. We were ready.

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By Owen Hurst

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Question: Why has the focus been solely on the use of iPads for marine navigation rather than Android devices?

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